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Thread started 10 Jan 2008 (Thursday) 14:09
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POLL: "what do you use more frequent"
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Jan 10, 2008 14:09 |  #1

advantage I guess is having more in focus, but I see many are using the one point (mostly the center one). your comments will be appreciated.


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Jan 10, 2008 14:12 |  #2

When I got my 20D a couple of years ago, it was set to auto focus points. After just a few shots, I noticed the propensity for focusing on something other than my intended subject. Since then, I've used single focus point and either focus and recompose or select the desired focus point.


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Jan 10, 2008 14:15 as a reply to  @ runninmann's post |  #3

I use both. Single FP for one-shot AF and all FP for AI-Servo. I shoot motorsports mostly and auto FP selection works really good for tracking.


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Jan 10, 2008 14:22 |  #4

I just use a single central one


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Jan 10, 2008 14:39 |  #5

It's a trick question for me.

99% single, but I use a lot of them (not just center) I switch from one to another as needed.

Now the trick part:
With the 1D series there is a CF re: "focus point expansion" which I have turned on most of the time on the mK2, (haven't decided yet with Mk3)
On the Mk2 it works very well, maintains a strong bias towards the selected AF point, but expands for keeping up with moving subjects very well.

I guess with this setting on, I'm really using multiple AF points more often than not ...

See trick question.


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Jan 10, 2008 15:02 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #6

For me it's also so, that it depends upon what I'm shooting. Fast moving things: multiple. Slow or still things: one.


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Jan 10, 2008 15:13 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #7

i mainly shoot portraits and after blowing the focused subject on a couple good shots i promptly switched to center focus and haven't looked back.


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Jan 10, 2008 15:22 |  #8

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #4674564 (external link)
It's a trick question for me.

99% single, but I use a lot of them (not just center) I switch from one to another as needed.

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Same for me.


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Jan 10, 2008 15:47 as a reply to  @ MikeI's post |  #9

Single point all over the place for comp.When shooting wildlife/motorsport

All the points for landscape shots




  
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Jan 10, 2008 19:24 |  #10

aymanmb wrote in post #4674316 (external link)
advantage I guess is having more in focus, but I see many are using the one point (mostly the center one). your comments will be appreciated.

"Having more in focus" is accomplished by using a smaller aperture and is not related to how many or which focus points you choose.

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Jan 10, 2008 19:31 |  #11

I mainly use the centre focusing point, but will use the other focusing points as needed. I very rarely MFP.

Interesting to see that the survey is leaning strongly to a single focus point.


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Jan 10, 2008 20:24 |  #12

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #4674564 (external link)
It's a trick question for me.

99% single, but I use a lot of them (not just center) I switch from one to another as needed.

Now the trick part:
With the 1D series there is a CF re: "focus point expansion" which I have turned on most of the time on the mK2, (haven't decided yet with Mk3)
On the Mk2 it works very well, maintains a strong bias towards the selected AF point, but expands for keeping up with moving subjects very well.

I guess with this setting on, I'm really using multiple AF points more often than not ...

See trick question.

Whole post +1 for me, except I do this with my Mk 3.


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Jan 10, 2008 20:37 |  #13
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Single FP 99% of the time, all FPs only in AI Servo for fast moving target.


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Jan 10, 2008 22:01 |  #14

95% of the time I use center point but occassionally depending on what I'm shooting I will select a different focal point. Don't think I have ever used the auto function (all 9 points)


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Jan 10, 2008 22:04 |  #15

I use a mix of both...depending on what I am shooting.


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